Sketches from the front line: works by war artist in Iraq on display

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George Butler’s drawings from modern conflicts are displayed in an exhibition at Lambeth Palace in London until April

Scenes of warfare that rarely receive attention, from burnt-out cars in Mosul to cows being led on a 50 mile trek by a refugee teenage cowherd, are the subjects of George Butler, an award-winning artist whose recent work in Iraq is now on display at Lambeth Palace, London home of the archbishop of Canterbury, until 23 April.

A rare breed of journalist, a “reportage illustrator”, Butler, 30, has travelled the world, drawing in Syria and Afghanistan as well as Iraq, and winning an international media award for his work. His new Mosul drawings, in pen, ink and watercolour, were created in extremely adverse conditions in some of the liberated areas in the west of the city.

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